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Royal Navy Museum marks centenary of WRNS

The National Museum of the Royal Navy, Portsmouth, is marking the centenary of the formation of the Women’s Royal Naval Service (WRNS) with an exhibition entitled Pioneers to Professionals. Women and the Royal Navy. On show within the Portsmouth Historic … Continue reading

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Exhibition focuses on WW1 in Italy

London’s Estorick Collection will reopen in January 2017, after a five-month refurbishment, with an exhibition entitled War in the Sunshine, revealing the little-known role of British forces in Italy during the First World War. Among the items on show are paintings … Continue reading

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British WW1 women appear on Serbian stamps

Six British women who took on humanitarian roles in Serbia during the First World War are to be honoured on the Balkan country’s stamps. Scots Evelina Haverfield, Dr Elsie Inglis, Dr Elizabeth Ross, Dr Katherine MacPhail and Dr Elmslie Hutton … Continue reading

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UK government unveils Battle of Jutland centenary plans

Warships from Britain and Germany will lay wreaths in the North Sea to mark the commemoration of the centenary of the Battle of Jutland on 31 May 2016. Fought off the Danish coast, the battle was one of a relatively … Continue reading

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Events mark sinking of tragic Navy warship

A series of events is planned to mark the hundredth anniversary of one of the lesser-known naval disasters of the First World War. HMS Natal capsized in the Cromarty Firth in the Highlands on 30 December 1915, minutes after an … Continue reading

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Restored First World War ship on show at Portsmouth Dockyard

The First World War monitor HMS M33 is the latest addition to the collection of warships on display at Portsmouth’s Historic Dockyard. Restored at a cost of £2.5m, largely paid for by the Heritage Lottery Fund, the vessel saw service … Continue reading

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British artillerymen at Gallipoli, 1915

Two 60-pounder (5-inch) guns of 90th Heavy Battery, Royal Garrison Artillery (RGA) prepare for action at Cape Helles, Gallipoli. The gun in the foreground features rudimentary camouflage on its barrel and identification numbers on its carriage. The battery would later … Continue reading

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